Learn To Play 50's And 60's Rock

Season 2 Episode 2

Don't Be Cruel

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Don't Be Cruel
Featuring Scotty Moore with instruction by Steve Rieck. "Don't Be Cruel" was recorded by Elvis Presley as a single in 1956. In this iVideosongs guitar lesson, legendary guitarist Scotty Moore, who played on the original track and has influenced other greats including Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, and George Harrison, recounts his beginnings as a musician, first meeting with Elvis, recording the band's early hits, and their fast track to stardom. He also describes the effects he used to create his signature sound. Instructor Steve Rieck shows how to play "Don't Be Cruel," including the signature riff and chord progression used in this classic chart-topper. Beginning-level guitarists will find this song an easy introduction to classic rockabilly in down a whole step tuning. Tablature and chord grids are embedded in the video for all song segments along with a full song performance in sync with the backing track.moreless

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